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Lincoln Paper and Tissue slapped with OSHA citations

March 18, 2011

PORTLAND, ME — Lincoln Paper and Tissue is looking at more than $200,000 in fines for safety violations, according to Mainebiz.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has slapped the Lincoln Paper mill with nine "alleged repeat and serious" violations, fining the company $212,000, the article noted.

According to the article, a spokesman for OSHA told the Bangor Daily News that some of the violations are issues flagged during a 2008 inspection that were corrected but have since recurred.

On September 16, an unnamed worker suffered burns from scalding hot water and steam, the article stated.

OSHA has since issued the company eight repeat citations with more than $196,000 in fines for failing to block the steam line to prevent a similar accident, the article added.

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